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Dec 10, 2013 12:00pm PST
concerned about human rights in cuba. and president obama also made the remarkable statement about how so many people in the world are embracing mandela's legacy but not living up to it. particular leaders around the world depriving their own people of liberty and keeping them in poverty. so, a wide range of emotions, thoughts and feelings, a remarkable day here. >> ron allen, thanks so much for your report. we want to bring in chairman of the special olympics and mandela champion for more than a decade. tim, thanks for being on the program. >> thanks for having me. >> you have a wonderful quote about nelson mandela. south africa's father but belonged to every nation. he really was a father for children with special needs in africa, a place where it's a huge stigma around the continent. talk about what he did for special olympics. we talk about mandela and racial empowerment but he did a lot for special needs children. >> it's true, luke. one of the misses was when we hear him referenced as a person who only thought for racial reconciliation, which we know was very political campai
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us as best we can to forward the example that he set. to make decisions guided not by hate but by love. >> president obama leading our nation in mourning. former south african mandela, his death 24 hours ago was not unexpected but caused a deep sense of loss and outpouring of memories and condolences. he spent 95 years on this earth. 27 of them in prison for treason. he led the crusade against apartheid and for human dignity and reconciliation and won the 1993 nobel peace prize and became the first black president and nation's first democratically elected president and touched millions of lives around the world. mandela compares to dr. king and gandhi as nonviolent agents of change and progress. pope francis said the sted fast commitment in proving dignity and forging a new south africa built on firm foundations on nonviolence should inspire generations to put it in front of their political aspirations. plans are already under way for memorials and of course his state funeral. here in america, flags are lowered at the capitol and
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
row seat with "the cycle." >> president obama is heading to south africa for nelson mandela's memorial service. when he returns, expect him to refocus on what he says is his administration's target for the remainder of his presidency. a tale of two americas, candidate obama vowed to heal a polarized nation but that is proving increasingly difficult. his first term ended by tieing jouj l george w. bush as the most polarizing year ever. look how far the lines really are. it's no surprise since over the past decade the nation's seen a rise in liberal democrats and conservative republicans, it's which way politics to the fringe or center. we search far and wide to find someone who knows politics and elected as a republican governor and served four presidents including one democrat named obama. and the only name we could come up with is huntsman. yes, that's my dad jon. welcome to "the cycle." we've banished luke to the remote camera so you can be surrounded by beautiful women, a man with five daughters -- >> i have to say, i've been at a lot of tables but never been so intimidated. and so
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